Nancy Spector, Monster Detective 1: The Case of the Missing Spot (Hardcover)

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By Stephen W. Martin, Linh Pham (Illustrator)
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Intrepid eight-year-old detective Nancy Spector and her talking dog, Jinx, search high and low for an invisible dog in this laugh-a-minute, fast-paced graphic novel perfect for fans of Dungeon Critters and The Mighty Jack.

The Invisible Man has a problem. His dog, Spot, is missing. Complicating matters, Spot is also invisible. So the Invisible Man turns to Nancy Spector for help. Nancy eagerly takes the case, and she and her grumpy best friend, a (visible) dog named Jinx, dive into the investigation.
As they follow Spot's trail, they find themselves:
  • Riding dragons
  • Searching the monster diner—because all dogs like hot dogs
  • Fleeing from vicious chipmunk unicorns
  • Shopping in a store that is a gelatinous candy cube named Bob
  •  And paying a visit to Nancy’s vampire friend Eugene’s hamster’s funeral 
Every time they think Spot is right around the corner, things get more and more confusing, but Nancy knows that to a great detective, there is no such thing as a bad clue. And Nancy knows she's a great detective. Now she just needs to crack the case. . .

About the Author

Stephen W. Martin is an Emmy-nominated writer on the Netflix animated series Trash Truck and is the author of many picture books, including Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion. As a Canadian living in California, he misses poutine and the noble beavers. Find him online at

Linh Pham was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband, her little girl, and her fur babies. A life-long lover of art, color, and stories, she specializes in Visual Development, illustrating for children's books and graphic novels. Nancy Spector Monster Detective: The Case of the Missing Spot is her debut graphic novel. Find her online at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781643753058
ISBN-10: 1643753053
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Publication Date: July 30th, 2024
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Nancy Spector, Monster Detective